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MAP’s 5th grade playwrights present musical inspired by Greta Thunberg

Hear Our Voces: The Musical! is the culminating production of The Manton Avenue Project’s (MAP) 2019 Tag Team program, a 6-week afterschool playwriting course.

“The Manton Avenue Project is thrilled to be presenting this musical collaboration by young people who are very much impacted by climate change. They’ve created a story about kids working together to save the world. A story of crisis, time travel, science, hope and friendship. All of the ideas and the story are completely student written and devised, and we couldn’t be prouder of their bravery and insight,” said MAP’s Executive Artistic Director Meg Sullivan.

The musical will be performed by local adult actors, with dramaturgy assistance by a cohort of Brown/Trinity MFA consortium students. The production will be directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo, a recent graduate of the program.

Manton Avenue Project children
Children from the Manton Avenue Project

MAP will stage this performance November 8-10. Performances will take place at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2 pm on Sunday at the Wilbury Theatre Group, 40 Sonoma Ct. in Providence. MAP is a non-profit organization that unites children living in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood with local theater professionals to create original plays together.

Reservations will be available on Eventbrite. Tickets are pay-what-you-can at the door. For more information, go to: mantonavenueproject.org/

The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to nurture the unique potential of kids living in Olneyville through playmaking. Each of MAP’s out-of-school time programs is focused on playwriting education, mentorship, and bringing the creative voices of young people to the stage.

This is the first production of The Manton Avenue Project’s 2019-2020 season, which is supported in part by generous grants from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the United Way of Rhode Island’s Olneyville Fund.

Manton Avenue Project children
Manton Avenue Project children

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